I very much enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Loved my ocean view and terrace. Loved being near the beach and town. Loved the ambiance of the hotel with the flavor of the culture. Not too fancy and not too plain. It was just right
"Great Beach Vacation for couples/families/groups"
My husband and I stayed in the Rui Guanacaste from Sept 22 to Sept 27.This was our first visit to Costa Rica. This is rainy season which means it rains EVERY day, usually in the afternoons. ReseArch high/low season before you book so you know what to expect. The hotel is very nice. Clean, updated rooms with large bathrooms (double sinks) and large outdoor balconies. Beds were on the hard side, but not horrible. Only complaint is you do here hallway noise and people above you. It's not terrible, but it did make it a little hard to sleep in in the mornings. Lots of families with kids. Locals do come in on the weekends and the place gets really busy, but there were lots of locals there all week as well. American/Canadians are in the minority. Make dinner reservations for Saturday night so you can avoid the crowds at the buffet. The beach is quiet with far less people than the pool. The ocean is warm and calm, but not very clear. Not the prettiest beach ever. Sand is dark, but soft. They have staff at the beach to get chairs for you. Drinks closer to the beach would have been nice. They have a few waiters bringing drinks to guests by the pool and in the lobby, however, they are clearly working for tips. They will bring you drinks once, but if you don't tip they don't ask again. Shows in the evenings were really well done. We loved the entertainment staff and their audience warm ups before the show. We enjoyed lunches cooked by the pool and the specialty restaurants.
There is endless things to say about this fabulous hotel. It's perfect for couples and friend group trips. Not very close to town but, 5 dollar cab ride away . It's away from the town to have that relaxing vacation you need. Pool, staff , breakfast , facilities are amazing ! Wish I could vacation at a hotel like this every vacation .
kim from new york city
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The food was excellent and they had a large variety, probably thanks to Wally, one of the owners. The staff was very helpful all the way from Walter the Gen Mgr. to the room attendants. Todd and Wally the owners were on hand every day we were there and very helpful. Maria, Ernesto, Victor were all polite and went out of the way to help us with our stay. Five stars for this group.
Billy from South Padre , Texas
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Very comfy rooms, great onsite restaurants and bars. Relaxed atmosphere with excellent drinks. Easy access to water activities and to small towns. Excellent offsite restaurants only minutes away. Would definitely stay there again.
Emily from Las Vegas
At only 20 minutes from touch down to sand it is the closest beach resort from an international airport in Costa RicaAn …More
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